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Posted on Legs/Base for Craftsman 12"x36" Wood Lathe

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#1 posted 11-06-2017 02:44 AM

A stand can be as simple as a desktop to a fancy custom fabrication job. I have my Delta 10×36 on metal flared legs with casters and it works fine… but will try to walk around when roughing out a huge out of balance bowl blank. I have another (South Bend) sitting on an old vintage metal ‘tanker’ desk, although it’s not mobile. Got yet another (Unimat mini lathe) on a 2×10 sitting on top of a B&D Workmate. There really is no one best stand, and it’s entirely up to you and your circumstances (need for mobility, available space, what you have or can get to make it with, etc…).

For a super simple stand, here is one I found in an old vintage Delta catalog:

You will get as many recommendations for a particular stand as there are woodturnerr :)


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